Congratulations is due to Scottish photographer Niall McDiarmid on having his soulful portrait of Nelson Mandela used in Time Magazine this week. In a week when there are many images of Madiba being published it is particularly pleasing to see this one used so well.

Time Magazine, Dec 2013.
Time Magazine, Dec 2013.


Niall’s hugely popular Crossing Paths portraiture project is now out as a book, available here. The portraits, which are featured as a portfolio on this site, were shot across the UK over a four year period. Approximately 800 portraits were shot by Niall for the project.


Summer Salon, 23.08.13

Well friends, autumn approaches, but never let it be said that Document Scotland gives in so easily. We’ve decided to have a summer party. Or to give it a grand name, we’re having a Summer Salon.

Yep, on Friday August 23rd, during the Edinburgh festival, we’re having a Salon evening event to showcase Scottish photography and multimedia, to get people together and to toast the good times of summer. The event will be held at Stills Gallery, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, from 6.30pm-8.30pm. And apparently we have to be out the door sharp from the Gallery, but there is a hostelry next door that we can relax in and continue our discussions.

Showing multi-media stills photography work on the evening, covering a variety of topics, will be Gemma Ovens, Chris Leslie, Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard, Tom Kidd and Hugh Hood. There will also be book stall with some latest book titles, with our good friend Neil from Beyond Words. Stephen McLaren is flying in from California to be our MC for the evening.

Due to capacity limitations at Stills we are only allowed to admit 50 people maximum, and already approximately half that number is accounted for, so we’re opening out an invite to 20 more other souls who’d like to join us.

If you would like to attend, and please remember attendance will be limited, email your name and details to , he is the bouncer, the man with the Guest List. And please, we’re sorry, but only email if you will definitely come, space is limited unfortunately, as much as we’d love to have an open door for everyone.

We hope you can make it, and we look forward to the chat.

Dress code is casual.